industrial design

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The term was first used in the United States in the 1920s to describe the work of specialist designers working in product design. It now more generally refers to improving the aesthetics of mass-produced products to increase their marketability. Such an ethos informed both the Deutscher Werkbund and the Bauhaus.

Subjects: Art.

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